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12:04 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Wrong Side of the Law?

Tulsa, OK – 5 Okla lawmen indicted, arrested

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Federal prosecutors say four current Tulsa police officers and one former officer have been arrested and indicted in connection with a corruption probe.

U.S. Attorney Jane Duke in Arkansas said Tuesday two indictments were unsealed after Earnest Bonham, Nick DeBruin, Jeff Henderson, Harold Wells and Bill Yelton made initial court appearances.

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Local & Regional
11:49 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Tulsa Transit Changes Grilled

Sign in front of Tulsa Transit Headquarters in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Transit says it had no choice but to make changes to its operation. The service's budget was cut 31-percent during the past budget cycle. The cut back has required changes to its LIFT program for the disabled and elderly.

Tulsa Transit General Manager Bill Cartwright answered criticism today from City Councilor Maria Barnes.

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Local & Regional
11:48 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Cooling Stations

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Eastern Oklahomans are filling up the Salvation Army's cooling station in downtown Tulsa as they look for relief from the sweltering summer heat. Executive Director Arletta Robinson at the Salvation Army's Center of Hope says the facility can handle up to 500 people.

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Local & Regional
9:37 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Tulsa Bank Robbed

A hidden camera snaps a picture of the bank robber.
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department is investigating another Tulsa bank robbery. The ICB Bank east of Yale on Skelly Drive was robbed yesterday afternoon.

The robber gave the teller a note that implied he had a gun, however no gun was seen.

The suspect ran from the bank toward apartments near 51st and Yale.

This same bank has been robbed several times in recent months.

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Local & Regional
9:22 am
Tue July 20, 2010

H1N1 Vaccine Expiring

Oklahoma City, OK – Swine flu vaccine spoiling in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Less than half the swine flu vaccine that was set aside for Oklahoma last year was used and much of the remainder has spoiled or is spoiling.

The government set aside more than 1.3 million doses for Oklahoma but 602,000 doses were actually used.

The state Health Department says almost 208,000 doses have now expired and almost 213,000 doses are in doctors' offices and clinics across the state with varying dates of expiration.

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Local & Regional
9:17 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS

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StudioTulsa
6:17 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Meet Mary Fallin, GOP Candidate for Governor

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of our show, with Oklahoma's primary elections set to happen very soon --- that is, on July 27th --- we offer the third of our in-depth conversations with the state's leading gubernatorial candidates. Our guest today on StudioTulsa is Congresswoman Mary Fallin, who represents the State of Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District. (You can visit her website at www.maryfallin.org.)

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Local & Regional
4:46 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Henry wants More!

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Brad Henry is seeking federal disaster assistance for Oklahoma County residents and businesses affected by flooding earlier this month.

Henry made the request Monday for residents and businesses affected by floods between July 6 and 12.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says 226 homes were damaged by flooding but only about 2 percent of them were insured through the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Local & Regional
11:06 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Abortion Ruling

A pro-life sign across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services
KWGS News photo

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma judge granted an injunction Monday blocking enforcement of a state law that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus.

Oklahoma County District Judge Noma Gurich set a pretrial hearing for Jan. 21 and directed that the state not enforce the law, which was passed by legislators during their 2010 session. A temporary restraining order against the law had been in effect since May.

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Local & Regional
10:36 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Help Keeping Your Cool

Oklahoma City, OK – A limited amount of summer cooling assistance funds will be made available across the state through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which is administered through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

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